Monday, February 16, 2015

Below Zero Blues

Week five of being out of work has begun, and it is a depressing time.  Potential job activity that had actually started while I was still employed has simmered down, as has the initial flurry of activity that came on the heels of the event itself.  It had to - things were crazy there for a while - and we're now settling into what "normal" is going to look like.

And folks, let me tell you, normal is boring and depressing.

It is a lot of time behind the same desk, doing the same thing over and over again, in attempt to get the career kick-started.  And other than working out, there aren't may excuses to leave the confines of the house.  Besides, it is simply too damned cold.

Oh, how I'd love to leave the house!  Given the time on my hands, I'd love to do the following:

  • Super long bike rides
  • Walking the Yellow Dog
  • Jogging on the golf course
  • Mid-day, mid-week golfing on a lightly used course
  • Massive amounts of yard work which will need to be completed if we are to sell the house
  • Leisurely walks with my wife
  • Job searching from the patio
  • Fishing
The list goes on.  Unfortunately the season and the weather have conspired to keep me locked up.  While I've found some temporary office space here locally that would at least give me a reason to leave every day, the space is currently full.  Hence, I'm resigned to looking forward to upcoming meetings and interviews in the Twin Cities this week, and doing some hunting with a buddy down in Kentucky next week.

Come on, Spring.  I need you now more than ever.

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